I’ve always believed that choosing a book and a place to read it requires talent. The book and the place should be a perfect match. Someone said on the Internet it’s a kind of art.
I read in the bedroom because that’s where I’m most comfortable. But there have also been times when I’ve read books elsewhere — these were not planned, however:
- Twilight by Stephenie Meyer — at the cafeteria in college
- The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins — at work, hee
- Tiger Eyes by Judy Blume — at a mall food court, while waiting for Jany
- Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami — while in line for the 18th French Film Festival
- Mary-Kate and Ashley Sweet 16: Spring into Style by Laurel Stowe Brady — in a coffee shop
- Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen — by the window (using only natural light!)
- Goosebumps: Werewolf Skin by R.L. Stine — in class, in grade 6 (ha!)
- The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd — at the hospital (well, parts of it)
The rest of the books I’ve read, I was in bed.
While I obviously do not have the talent for matchmaking (except for Garden Spells — reading with sunlight passing through the window made the story more magical!), I’d still love to try reading in places other than my bedroom, and here, you’ll see I’ve made a list!
- On a porch or deck overlooking lake
- On a porch or deck overlooking trees
- On a porch or deck overlooking mountains
- On a porch or deck overlooking all of the above or something else
- At the beach
- While in line for a book-signing event
- In a garden
- At the library
- In a hammock
- On the floor (ha-ha)
I’ll try to read in all the places on this list. The keyword is “try.” First four items sound expensive.
Have any favorite reading places?